Screening of Flood: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada comes to Mission

Mission Overdose Community Action Team and Moms Stop the Harm co-host event on March 10

The Mission Overdose Community Action Team and the group Moms Stop the Harm are co-hosting a screening of FLOOD: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada on March 10.

The screening takes place at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave. in Mission. Doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments and information displays. The screening begins at 7 p.m. followed by an opportunity for dialogue. For more information, email

Since January of 2016 more than 14,000 Canadians have lost their lives due to the fentanyl crisis. That means that every two hours, another Canadian life is taken because of opioids.

Flood: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada is a documentary that aims to reduce the stigma around substance-use disorder and inspire others to act.

Documentary film maker Adam D’Addario and his team travelled across the country to explore the impact of the overdose epidemic and search for solutions.

Several Moms Stop The Harm (MSTH) members were interviewed and participated in the making of the documentary.

In November of 2019, the Mission Overdose Community Action Team (MOCAT) was awarded a grant from the Community Action Initiative of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to facilitate three community projects: to engage the community in dialogue on the stigma and compassion surrounding substance use, the creation of a capacity-building toolkit, and to offer community education opportunities on the overdose crisis, harm reduction and dialogue on building a community response.

Information on these projects and ways to become involved will be discussed at the screening. Kat Wahamaa is the newly appointed project coordinator for the MOCAT.

MSTH is a network of Canadian mothers and families whose loved ones have died due to substance use.

The network calls for an end to the failed war on drugs and hopes to help educate society and alleviate the stigma associated with drug use, overdose, poisoning, accidental death and other drug-related death such as suicide.

The goal is to encourage Canadians to spread awareness about the opioid crisis and to help end the stigma associated with substance-use disorder.

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